How to Make Enchiladas?
Zoe Williams is a British Chef who graduated from Le…
What are Enchiladas?
Enchiladas are a popular entrée and are easy to make. You can use any filling you want – chicken, beef, veggies and beans. All you need are corn tortillas, a filling of your choice, tomato and chili sauce and cheese. You can choose to make the traditional version of the dish or the Tex-Mex version.
Enchiladas in Four Step
1. When you make enchiladas of any kind, use the yellow tortillas as they are sturdier and will not fall apart. Fry the tortillas with a bit of oil so that they are soft and the flavor gets enhanced. Enchilada sauce is easy to make as well. Cook diced onions and garlic with some oil in a skillet. You can add canned tomatoes, oregano, green chiles (jalapeños or a less spicy variety) and some water. Cook these ingredients till they are well done and a bit thick.
2. For the filling, you can use cooked shredded chicken, cooked and spiced ground beef. You could also use a mixture of veggies and beans or even plain cheese. Spoon in a bit of your filling in the center and roll as many enchiladas as required.
3. Take a baking pan and pour some of the sauce evenly along the bottom. The next step is to put the prepared enchiladas in a row from one end of the pan to the other. Use the remaining sauce to cover all the enchiladas. Grate the available cheese and cover it with a thin layer.
4. Put the baking pan in an oven, pre-heated at 350°F and bake for 10 or 15 minutes. Make sure that the cheese has melted.
After the enchiladas have cooled a little, serve one enchilada on a plate with thinly sliced iceberg lettuce, a dash of salt and pepper. Serve with a side of guacamole, sour cream and cilantro. The good thing about this dish is that you can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for around 5 days.
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Zoe Williams is a British Chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu London. Zoe worked as a Sous-Chef in a few restaurants in Tokyo and Dubai, and now she is ready to start her new journey as a Chef at Morimoto Restaurant in Doha, Qatar.